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Prominent, non-profit organization in New York City is seeking a Director of Policy. This individual will manage an ambitious city and state legislative agenda and all aspects of federal policy work for the organization. The successful candidate will have a strong record of accomplishing policy goals, managing-high level projects, overseeing and enacting policy strategy, and writing clear and concise summaries of complex policy concepts.
Leadership, Strategic Planning, and Outcomes Management
Embody a broad leadership and management approach;
Oversee the work of the Policy Team, maximizing outcomes and ensuring big-picture, organization-wide thinking;
Partner closely with the Advocacy Team, the CEO, and external lobbyists to establish and execute on a long-term policy strategy to accomplish the organization’s city, state, and federal policy goals;
Develop and leverage relationships with internal departments, as well as external contacts, to maximize outcomes.
Development, Execution, and Oversight of Substantive Policy Work
Develop, draft, oversee, and edit all state and federal legislative proposals and substantive one-pagers and memos;
Manage legislative process, including providing fast and thorough analysis as needed and working closely with Finance and other relevant internal teams to understand all budget legislation implications;
Analyze legislation and relevant regulations and summarize for a non-policy internal and external audience.
Management of Federal Policy Events and Initiatives
Propose and drive strategic plan for federal policy events, meetings, and initiatives;
Oversee logistics for all policy events and ensure all are up to the organization’s high standards for events;
Manage all aspects of federal policy work, including driving against deliverables for federal elected tours and high-level meetings;
Travel to DC and attend administration and Congressional meetings as needed.
Develop and steward relationships with external lobbyists, federal elected officials, and other federal stakeholders.
The ideal candidate will have:
Experience building relationships with policy stakeholders on the federal level; significant existing government relationships in the education sector is preferred;
Experience independently driving and managing large, complex projects and events;
Strong research, writing, problem solving, project management, and analytical abilities;
Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to manage projects at a high level in a fast-paced environment; and
An ability to work well under pressure and keep track of multiple projects/deadlines.
Candidates must send resume along with cover letter, post-secondary academic transcript(s), three references, and a writing sample (10 pages or less).
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